Mar 23, 2013
Timothy McLaughlin is a poet, teacher and the founder of the
Spoken Word Program
at the Santa Fe Indian School (SFIS). This program empowers
students to create original poetry – which incorporates Native
languages and philosophies – and then perform that poetry for
diverse audiences locally, nationally, and internationally. He and
his students have received numerous awards and have been featured
on many radio and television programs. You can learn more about the
SFIS Spoken Word Program at www.sfisspokenword.org.
Originally from Washington DC, Timothy has been teaching in Native communities since 1997. He was named the University of Virginia Madison House Alumni of the Year in 2007 for his dedication to service work. Timothy has also produced the poetry CD, Moccasins and Microphones: Modern Native Storytelling Through Performance Poetry, and is the editor of the book Walking on the Earth and Touching the Sky: Poetry and Prose by Lakota Youth at Red Cloud Indian School (Abrams Books 2012). His writing has appeared in several publications, including The Declaration and Radical Grace.